Lincoln Park’s 190º Coffee and Tea - A Place to ‘Caffeinate, Collaborate, and Create'
They like to say at 190º Coffee and Tea, ”Life isn’t perfect, but here your coffee (and tea) can be!” They opened in 2022 on the lower level of Lincoln Park’s Enger Lofts apartment building at 1832 W Superior St., Suite 103. The Enger Lofts building includes apartments, a hotel, and main-level shops, including the anchor of the small businesses, 190º.
According to the 190º website, “We work closely with every one of our roasting partners and tea blenders to make sure that what you're drinking has been sourced properly and crafted to, well, perfection. At 190°, we believe that coffee can and should be perfect, every time. That's why our baristas are constantly practicing, learning and growing, keeping up with the ever-shifting world of coffee.”
Explaining the shop’s name, Cafe Co-manager Reice Amundson, said, “190º is the perfect temperature for coffee in the roasting process.”
190º has eleven employees, with the shop open from 6 am to 7 pm daily. “We cater to many people throughout the day from business clientele to college students. Everyone can feel at home,” she said.
Treats and Hot and Cold Beverages for Everyone
For those who love fresh sweet treats with their beverages, 190º has a daily delicious offering of pastries from Duluth’s Best Bread: scones, croissants, Danish, “pop tarts,” and macaroons.
Customers also enjoy the daily deliveries of cookies, bars and spinach artichoke Danish from Positively Third Street Bakery.
For coffee lovers, their menu includes espresso, macchiato, cortado, cappuccino, latte, mocha, and Americanos. Their drip coffee includes batch-brewed coffee, cold brew and seasonal roasts. 190º’s coffees are locally roasted from Dream Cloud, Almanac, Underwood and Duluth Coffee Company.
Other drinks on the menu include chai, matcha latte, turmeric latte, Mike and Jen’s Hot Chocolate, frappe, tea mock-tails, lemonade, tea latte, and Lotus (plant-based energy drinks).
Their tea list features caffeinated tea blends, herbal teas, and traditional black, grey, and green, with all teas available iced or hot. Varied ingredients such as hibiscus, lemongrass, licorice root, honeybush, sunflowers and more give tea aficionados new options for flavor blends.
Their blends have creative names such as Misted Mountains, Ice Queen, Moose Knuckle, Dragon’s Breath, and, the most unusual, By the Rivers of Babylon I Sat Down and Wept.
Happy Hour (Monday through Thursday) is 4 pm to close with free drip coffee refills, 10% off the pastry case and $2.00 hot or iced tea.
190º Pop-ups, Merchandise, Swag and Shopping
Amundson explained, “We are working to be even more of a makers’ space where artists and creators can show and sell their wares. We have had ‘pop-up shops’ for jewelry and pottery makers, and more. Some of our employees have even been able to show some of their work.”
Artists can fill out an application at www.190coffeeandtea.com on the 190º site to showcase and sell their work
Onsite, customers can purchase packages of tea and coffee, as well as branded sweatshirts and t-shirts.
Enger Lofts’ visitors can also visit other main-level businesses with retail shops and mercantile for clothing, groceries, gifts and more, and then stop in to take a break at 190º.
“We love being a part of this community in Lincoln Park’s craft district,” said Amundson. “It is such a vibrant and colorful part of Duluth.”
“Being part of the business associations for both Enger Lofts and Lincoln Park also helps us to be connected to the building and the neighborhood. We enjoy our association with the other small businesses on the lower level of Enger Lofts and working together on events and promotion,” explained Carol Reinert, the other 190º Cafe Co-manager.
On their website they note: “Community plays a large role in the coffee world, and we aim to do our part in helping our community grow and thrive by:
• Supporting local artists and giving them a place to showcase their work
• Standing behind our fellow Duluth coffee shops and working together to form a strong coffee culture in our city
• Offering discounts to our students, educators and fellow industry workers
• Teaming up with surrounding businesses to create fun community-building events”
190º is active in local events including Cold Front at Bayfront where they gave away gallons of coffee and cocoa. They plan seasonal events for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, Mother’s Day and more.
Catering is available for events, business gatherings and parties. Off-site catering can include hot or iced coffee, tea, spiced apple cider and hot chocolate. They will provide cups, cream, sugar and flavored syrup, as well as pastries. Online quotes are available.
It is also possible to rent out their space to host onsite events for classes, bridal showers and parties. The rental fee can be a flat rate for them to provide drinks for the guests, or the guests can pay as they order.
190º offers gift cards year-round for holidays, birthdays, congratulations, get well, etc. Cards may be purchased onsite or online.
Amundson added, “We invite people to give us a try. We think we are everything you are looking for in a coffee shop. We are a calm and peaceful spot to work, read and relax while enjoying a favorite beverage.”